I don't find that it works on me at all. On me the vanilla, sandalwood and iris combine into a coconut like accord that is persistent throughout along with a smattering of green tea-like notes.
I find the mens version to be excellent, however, and find that most of the criticisms against it have little value as they were from sniffing a card or simply a cursory wearing. Of course, you have to like virile, masculine and spicy scents to enjoy Epic Man. I should add that Epic Man has gotten me a couple random compliments - and I rarely get complimented on frags.
Order a couple official samples from Parfums Raffy. These are both very strong scents, 1 or 2 sprays max, and so a 2ml sample for $6 should last you quite some time.